Despite reducing national poverty rates over the last decade, Uganda remains very poor and inequality is growing.
Some two-thirds of Uganda’s population is poor or at risk of falling back into poverty due to dependence on subsistence agriculture. High population growth rates dampen economic growth and create challenges for education and health services as well as job opportunities.
Uganda hosts more than 1 million refugees, predominately from South Sudan, and Uganda is one of the three biggest destinations for refugees in the world. Refugees look likely to continue to arrive and are unlikely to return home in the near future because of conflict and political instability.
We have worked with the government on reducing corruption in Uganda and building trade, as well as work on the roads network and the oil and gas industry.